Pakatan Nasional – a threat to Malaysian way of life: MP Guan Eng

Media statement of DAP Secretary-General cum Bagan MP Sdr Lim Guan Eng in KL on Feb 10, 2020:

Pakatan Nasional will allow PAS and BN to replace PH and a Malaysian government through the back door with a new Muslim dominated Federal government that would be openly hostile to non-Muslims, the Federal Constitution, and democratic institutions. 

Pakatan Nasional poses a clear and present danger to the Malaysian way of life following PAS leaders clear and unequivocal declaration that they do not want non-Muslims as Cabinet Ministers, especially key posts like the Finance Ministry, even though there is no such prohibition in the Federal Constitution.

Such a dangerous, divisive and destructive politics is consistent with racist and religious extremist statements from PAS and UMNO leaders, that were condoned by both MCA and MIC, as follow:

  • opposes funding for vernacular schools with some even calling for it to be closed down,
  • boycott non-Muslim products and businesses,
  • bar non-Muslims from becoming Cabinet Ministers;
  • dispossess Indians and Chinese the right to vote,
  • show outright contempt for the religious celebrations and practices of non-Muslims; and
  • spread vicious lies against non-Muslims that is justifiable just because they are non-Muslims.

Major newspapers that leans towards these opposition parties, such as the English daily The Star and Chinese daily Sin Chew Daily have gone to town touting the new Pakatan Nasional as the new Federal government despite knowing that Pakatan Nasional will extinguish the existing rights of their own non-Muslim and non-Malay readers.

Further, the PAS leaders’ unbridled hostility to the West and modern technology will usher in a dark age for Malaysia like in Kelantan, where the only thing modern is luxury Mercedes Benz cars, and leaders getting RM50,000 bonuses is more important than the ability to pay the salaries of their own civil servants.

Harapan is the only coalition that represents all Malaysians and firmly rejects racists and religious extremists trying to regain the power they had earlier lost through corruption and economic mismanagement, by targeting non-Malays and non-Muslims. Harapan wants shared prosperity that is inclusive, not exclusive, to only one group.

The time has come for not just non-Malays and non-Muslims but all Malaysians to stand up for moderation based on democracy, rule of law, performance and integrity that respects and protects the rakyat, regardless of race, religion, geography and demography. Being moderate is neither appeasement nor confrontational.

Being moderate is the knowledge that we are stronger together only by working and cooperating with each other to resolve problems as one nation and one people. 

Our primary focus is always on helping parents to protect their families, improve the economy, reduce the cost of living, generate a higher living standard and ensuring a better future for our children that they can live better than their parents.

LIM GUAN ENG


民主行动党秘书长兼峇眼国会议员林冠英于2020年2月10日在吉隆坡发表的文告:

所谓的国家联盟一旦得以“走后门”方式取代希盟成为大马政府,将产生一个公然敌视非穆斯林、联邦宪法及民主体制,并由穆斯林完全主导的新政府。

所谓的国家联盟一旦得以“走后门”方式取代希盟成为大马政府,将产生一个公然敌视非穆斯林、联邦宪法及民主体制,并由穆斯林完全主导的新政府。国家联盟为大马人原有生活方式所带来明显与急迫危机乃在于伊斯兰党明确宣示他们不要非穆斯林担任内阁部长,尤其是担任主要的部长职如财政部长,即便联邦宪法并不曾有过如此的禁令。

在马华及国大党纵容下,伊斯兰党及巫统惯常的操弄种族及宗教极端言论,其危险、搞分裂及破坏性政治的言论如下
·      反对拨款给多源流学校,有些甚至要求关闭多源流学校;
·      杯葛非穆斯林产品及商家;
·      禁止非穆斯林成为内阁部长; 
·      褫夺华裔与印裔的投票权;
·      藐视非穆斯林的宗教节庆及习俗;
·      合理化的针对非穆斯林散播恶意的谎言,只因为他们是非穆斯林。

倾向这些反对党的主流报章,如英文《星报》及华文《星洲日报》明知国家联盟将葬送他们非穆斯林及非巫裔读者的权益,但仍然非常招摇的敲锣打鼓为国家联盟将取代希盟成为新联邦政府助威宣传。更糟糕的是伊斯兰党毫无保留的敌视西方及其现代科技将只会把马来西亚带入黑暗世纪,就如吉兰丹州,其“现代科技”可能就是他们领袖一辆辆的豪华马赛地,还有他们那比公务员薪水还重要的5万令吉领导人花红。
 
希盟是能够代表所有马来西亚人的唯一联盟。我们坚决反对种族主义者和宗教极端主义者试图通过将矛头指向非马来人和非穆斯林,以便重新获得他们先前因腐败和经济管理不善而失去的权力。 希盟追求的共享繁荣并不仅限于一个群体,而是兼容并蓄的。
 
不只非马来人和非穆斯林要站起来,所有马来西亚人也要站起来,共同捍卫中庸之道。我们崇尚的中庸乃奠基于民主、法治、绩效和尊重、保护人民的廉政之上,并且不看种族、宗教、区域和人口多寡。这种中庸不是绥靖,也不是对抗。
 
我们只有团结在一起,彼此互相合作、上下同心解决问题,我们才能变得更加强大。我们的主要重点始终是帮助父母保护家庭、改善经济、降低生活成本、提高生活水平并确保我们的孩子有更好的未来,让他们的生活比父母这一辈来得更好。
 
林冠英